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Oct 13, 2012 7:00am PDT
los angeles. >>> and a congressional debate gets way too touchy after a heated exchange in southern california. an admission from one of the men. >>> it is 7:00, saturday morning, the 13th of october. thanks thanks. i'm ann mco vic. >> i want to tell you about the weather. >> please do. the sun a rising. >> thank god, otherwise that would be our headline. we've got mostly sunny skies for a switch around the bay area. oh, my gosh, look at that, blue skies, temperatures starting out a little bit on the chilly side. wait until you see what the numbers are going to be by the weekend. we'll have the forecast for you in just a minute. >> thanks, brian. the >>> the oakland police department now cracking down and punishing some of its own. the department is calling for the firings of two officers and also demotions, suspensions and reprimands for 42 others. the reasons include excessive use of force on occupy protesters last year. the switch that mounted cameras that officers are required to wear and lying about their behavior when being investigated later. >> this is what i wanted. i wante
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Oct 14, 2012 5:30pm PDT
science museum in los angeles. almost a day late. the problems that put the journey way behind schedule. >>> i'm going over a -- >> a breathtaking jump from the edge of the earth's atmosphere. fearless felix baumgartner attempts to break the sound barrier in a free fall. and good evening, i'm ann notarangelo. nows of fans flooded the -- thousands of fans flooded the streets around at&t park before the first game of the national league championship series. the giants are taking on the cardinals to determine who advances to the world series. cbs 5 reporter mike sugarman has more on the buzz around the ballpark. >> reporter: ann, this is it. this is the league championship series that baseball's final four is what you play for all year for fans too. 43,000 have crammed into at&t park. they're bringing their spirit and they're bringing a lot of money. >> sunflower seeds, peanuts, sodas, $1. >> reporter: that's a bargain. >> how much do you think you're going to drop tonight? >> money-wise? >> reporter: yeah. >> probably -- $600. >> the tickets were $150. and we brought some snacks.
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm PDT
los angeles at 2 miles an hour. so far, so good for an event that is not described as a once- in-a-lifetime event but, rather, a once event. back here live on manchester if you are not familiar with the city of los angeles, we're not far from the forum. i'll step out of the way for a couple of seconds and let you take a close-up look at endeavour middle of manchester boulevard, a very busy thoroughfare here in the city of los angeles. they are now making the transfer from the transport to a -- to a smaller transport and it's going to go across the bridge and continue its journey tomorrow. i was wondering, do you think that this baby could have any way, anyhow, gone through the streets of san francisco? i'd love to see it go down lombard. >> i was going to say the twisty part of lombard? [ laughter ] >> we thought it would go overhead but you got the best close-up view. i guess after this dave, how long before people are going to get to see it on display? this is a great thing today. >> reporter: it will be on display open to the public on october 30th. >> all right. get a good look
CBS
Oct 14, 2012 11:00pm PDT
think about it. it's nuts. >> you finally get a space shuttle through two days' of los angeles traffic. so how do you get in the garage? >> good evening, i'm ann notarangelo. >>> here is what the bart delay locked like in west oakland where passengers were stranded on the platform for more than an hour. it wasn't much better across the bay in san francisco. that is where we find cbs 5 reporter don knapp. >> reporter: apparently as we learned tonight it's pretty easy to shut down the bart system if you don't mind remembering your life. when authorities say what he was doing they had no choice, but to shut the system down. stiffing crowds of bart riders clogged stairs and platforms at embarcadero and stations around the area. bart was forced to shutout unall trains using the transbay tube. >> they told us somebody had gotten into the tube and had to stop trains in and out of foreman. >> reporter: that because quarter to 7:00 on what promised to be a businessia busy night. >> reporter: bart police took a train into the tube and found the man and arrested him without incident. folks would
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Oct 12, 2012 6:00am PDT
week. back to you. >> thank you. >>> what a sight in los angeles. these are pictures now as the space shuttle endeavour makes a long slow trip to its retirement home. endeavour is being transferred through city streets from los angeles international airport to the california science center at exposition park. the 170,000-pound spacecraft will on displace eventually at the museum. >> kind of a tricky process. four computer controlled transporters will help negotiate the shuttle along 12 miles where in some cases it's just inches away from some buildings. >> some places the wing tips are going to actually extend beyond the boundaries of the streets over the sidewalk. >> so then what do you do then? >> just move very carefully forward. [ laughter ] >> we tell people to open their windows as the wings come by. >> trees and other obstacles had to be removed to accommodate the unusually wide load. the shuttle will travel at speeds up to 2 miles per hour. two-day trip will begin late last night and once they get it, it's finally going to retire after a long farewell tour. >> in the video you
CBS
Oct 19, 2012 11:00pm PDT
lived. thanks to a survival trip. check this out. it happened just north of los angeles. a 50-year-old woman walking her dogs this morning when she surprised a black bear and her cub. the bear turned on her, scratched her several times, knocked her down, but lost interest after the woman played dead. the bear circled around, sniffed her a few times and took off. >> i'm not surprised. there's lots of bears around here. i've seen them. i've never had any issues. >> the state fish and game authorities say the bear poses a threat to humans, and if they catch it, they'll put it down. there have been 15 confirmed bear attacks in california since 1980. >>> stolen bikes are usually gone for good, but that may not be true anymore. cbs 5 reporter elizabeth cook shows us the new way to track them down, no matter where they end up. >> reporter: if you plan on navigating the city on two wheels, don't get too attached. >> ever have your bike stolen? >> in san francisco, yes, a couple of times. >> reporter: according to sfpd, 630 bikes were reported stolen last year. >> probably 630 since we started
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm PDT
inspections at the san onofre plant between los angeles and san diego. the utility says unit 2 can run at 70% power without causing dangerous vibrations in tubes that carry radioactive water. the nuclear regulatory commission will review the proposal. >>> the government now warning doctors and hospitals not to use any product from the pharmacy that made the steroid suspected in a meningitis outbreak. five people have died, 30 people in six states are ill. we explain all received steroid shots for back pain. >> reporter: sue manor is waiting to see if she gets sick after receiving a steroid injection that may have contained a rare form of meningitis. >> just sort of, okay, we'll research. this and the more i research it, the more worried i get. >> reporter: she is one of 400 patients who got a call from a tennessee clinic saying they may have been ex-supposed to fungal meningitis a rare form of the disease which is not contagious. the outbreak was discovered two weeks ago in tennessee where 18 cases of exposure were report. there are a handful of cases in virginia, maryland, florida
CBS
Oct 25, 2012 1:35am PDT
downtowrn. >>> los angeles police are searching for a california man accused of a million-dollar heist at a casino. but there is a catch on what the thief didn't know that makes the stolen loot worthless. >> reporter: these surveillance pictures allegedly show the thief as he walked through the venetian casino and snuck into a closed-off area usually reserved for high rollers. >> he managed to pry open the lock on the chip container. >> reporter: the man vanished with his $1.6 million haul, because at that early hour, 6 a.m. on october 10, no one was using the room. police say the suspect is 31- year-old akingide cole, who has a mohawk-style haircut and a large growth on his left ear. he's from palmdale, california. >> he's been looking for work for months, and he hasn't been successful with it. >> even though people get away with some of this stuff sometimes initially, it's very difficult to take it through to conclusion. >> reporter: it's the most recent in a string of attempts to chip away at house money. michael belltan was one of two men who pepper sprayed a dealer and stole a millio
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Oct 14, 2012 6:30pm PDT
new los angeles home. the spacecraft arrived at the california science center just after 2:00 this afternoon. it was supposed the arrive around 9:00 last night but endeavour was delayed navigating around utility poles and street lights and trees. despite the trip even the youngest fans were still captivated. >> i said to mommy can we go to the space shuttle tomorrow? and she said yes. and why i want to go here is because it's my first time to see one. >> and it's estimated one million people lined the shuttle's route from l. a. x. to the science center. endeavour will now be on permanent display to help inspire new generation of astronauts. >>> they've been easing back slowly over the past several days but still about $4.55 per gallon is taking a toll on us. where will prices go from here. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec explains the issue may be decided in court. >> reporter: when it comes to the gas price roller coaster, california is always riding high. >> i just think it's a ripoff. >> reporter: in some cases, experts warn it could get worse because of increased environmental regul
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. now we're closing in on $4.45. if it's any relief, we are seeing the highest price in the los angeles area, the highest average price in california history $4.61 back in 2008. we make it easy for you to find the cheapest gas in your neighborhood. go to cbssf.com/gas. enter your zip code and get the best local prices. >>> the traffic is going to be gridlocked this weekend. the one thing you should do before you head out on the roads. >> it is rush hour over the bay area as a strong onshore flow is bringing in that marine layer once again. guess what it's going to get stronger as we head toward the weekend. so many events going on. what's the weather looking like? there is a chance of rain in the extended forecast. let you know when coming up. >> patients treating back pain now at risk for meningitis. the tainted steroid that's made its way to california. and the symptoms of this rare fungal meningitis. ,,,,,, ra >>> tonight investigators are warning hundreds if not thousands of patients could be at risk for a rare meningitis infection. the culprit, a tainted steroid drug often
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm PDT
shooting a los angeles county sheriff's deputy after they exchanged gunfire in el monte. the injured deputy tried to stop the pair in a car he described as suspicious. the same man and woman are suspected possibly in the stabbing death of ko at her home friday night something investigators are looking into to. detectives in hercules in southern california are going to be talking to figure out if the pair is also accused in a robbery and carjacking, as well. live in hercules, sharon chin, cbs 5. >>> breaking news out of the east bay. west oakland specifically. police are chasing that man, that suspect on an atv, a four wheeler. this apparently started west of the coliseum. we don't know why police are trying to chase him down. but again, police are not far behind him. this is in west oakland. we have chopper 5 over it as you saw. we'll get our picture back and get you updates as soon as we get them. >>> well, a little good news. california gas prices leveled out. but there's new information that could keep the volatility going for months. it's coming straight out of the bay area. ken
CBS
Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm PDT
may have a leak, take your car to a dealer. >>> well, the carmageddon 2 was not so bad in los angeles. >> construction on interstate 405 finished hours ahead of schedule last night. here they are reopening it. the main project of the mulholland bridge was for the most part very calm. workers were able to get away just in the nick of time. >> good to hear. >>> you may think it is carmageddon around san francisco this week. muni operates are warning people about events that will add transportation problems in the next few days. delays will be at the marina green for the cup series, so, extra people will be on the waterfront tomorrow through next monday. and golden gate will be crowded for hardly strictly bluegrass and a giants game this weekend at at&t park. >> it will be crazy. they are hosting the bills >>> well, the there are arguments about commuters and bike riders that were allowed to have their bikes on the trains. there is a business therapeutic between those passengers that liked it and those that did not. that meeting will be coming up at 6:00 in oakland. >>> well, fro
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Oct 10, 2012 5:00am PDT
? ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, flames that started in a gry >>> in los angeles this morning, five firefighters are hurt on the job. flames that started in a grassy area destroyed a three-story commercial building in the echo park neighborhood overnight. they had to shut down one lane. hollywood freeway because of the fire. all the injuries to firefighters were minor and they returned to work. >>> well, boston man faces charges after authorities at los angeles international airport discovered several hazardous and suspicious items inside his luggage. quite a litany of things. it included a smoke grenade, a hatchet, knives, gas masks, biohazard suits and body bags. >> i was upset that they took my toothpaste from me at reno. kind of glad they caught him here. >> yeah. kind of puts it into perspective. investigators say the man was wearing a bulletproof vest and flame retardant pants under a trench coat. he is charged with one count of transporting hazardous materials. >> a live look from the international space station. the dragon space capsule a privately built robotic spacecraft just arriving there this morning.
CBS
Oct 25, 2012 6:00am PDT
in los angeles. turns out its new owners need more cash. l.a. weekly reports the science center needs to raise $100 million to cover the cost of transporting the shuttle to southern california. the money is also needed to finish building its permanent display site. for now the new shuttle exhibit is set to debut next week at a temporary site. >>> all hail pablo sandoval! what a career night he had as the giants blew out the tigers in the first game. world series last night. he tied a record with three home runs. giants go with madison bumgarner tonight. first pitch at 5:07. >> hopefully the weather holds up. >> back east it's going to be cold. some of those games maybe snow overnight there, as well. hey right now we have scattered light showers showing up outside as we have the last gasp of the storm system rolling through the bay area. that is going to move out and by the afternoon we should dry out nicely but cloudy skies you still see drops showing up on the lens now temperatures in the 50s. by the afternoon, well looks like a ridge of high pressure taking over. clouds will part ev
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Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm PDT
benghazi attack appeared in federal court in los angeles today. mark yousseff is accused of violating his probation for a 2010 bank fraud conviction. prosecutors say he has been lying to probation officers and using aliases including sambasly sam basseley. yusef denver the charges. prosecutors stress his arrest had nothing to do with the movie. malala yousufzai denies the mark yousseff denies the charges. >> it was an excuse and trigger point to have more violence. >> mark yousseff has a full hearing next month. he could be sent back to prison for three years if convicted. and it could be the safest place for him because there are now several bounties out on his head. >>> a break in the case of a retired schoolteacher murdered in her home in hercules. her stolen car has been found. police spotted her subaru up in king county washington at 9:00 this morning. two people in the car were taken into custody. darnell and tania washington are being questioned. susie ko was found dead inside her home in hercules over the weekend. her car missing. police say darnell washington escape
CBS
Oct 13, 2012 5:30pm PDT
wow spectators in los angeles. it's being moved along tight city streets to its new home at the california science center and these are live pictures near bald win hills a los angeles suburb where the endeavour is now running some three hours behind schedule. the truck is being hampered by the many obstacles along the road from trees to power lines to buildings. but you can see there are still crowds lining the streets. cbs reporter louie is a hodge on the intricate maneuvering required. >> like a kid in a candy store. >> i to see it going down the middle of the city street in los angeles. >> reporter: as soon as the shuttle endeavour appeared along neighborhood streets the excitement erupted. >> it's really awesome and i'm kind of like oh my god. >> right there the wing is so close. >> reporter: but authorities are actually pushing back onlookers who are trying to reach up and touch it. crews lifted branches to avoid the wing's touch and you can see balconies filled with people reaching out. but while the closeness may be thrilling for the onlookers it also presented challenges
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm PDT
tricky. >> then later from the streets of los angeles, the space shuttle endeavour's 2-mile-an- hour trip to its final destination. measures... measure up. money to our schools. "misleading." out here. it. but there's hope. straight to our schools... keeps it there. politicians. (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forward and chase what matters. foreclosures, california isw spearheading a housing reco. a plunge in new >>> one the leader in the country for foreclosures, california is now spearheading a housing recovery. a plunge in new defaults in the state helped push foreclosure filings to the lowest level in five years. across the country, more than a half million properties were served notices of default, auction or repossession in the 3rd quarter. that is downing 13% from last year -- that is down 13% from last year. but in california foreclosure filings dropped 45% during tha
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Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm PDT
. the shuttle is make its way through los angeles to its final resting place. take a look. this is a live look right now. taking a break in a parking lot. been busy today. but otherwise it's moving at a sluggish 2 miles an hour. endeavour's 12-mile road trip kicked off around 2 a.m. going to the science center in los angeles where the shuttle will be on display. thousands have been lining up to see this piece of american history. >> it's just amazing. and to think about -- i mean, it's kind of sad because, i mean, this is the end of the manned space program. >> i teach at a school that's close by here and it flew right over the school and my students were just -- they were out there in the yard and just amazed. >> about 400 trees and a ton of traffic lights all taken down to make room for the five-story- tall shuttle. the wingspan is 78 feet so that's why it's moving so slowly. the trip should be over tomorrow night. >> neat. >>> a warning for those with insomnia. the problems they could face for taking sleeping pills without consulting a doctor. >> cloudy skies still very cool, woul
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Oct 13, 2012 1:35am PDT
squeeze past buildings as it rolled down the streets of los angeles. we have a live look at the 85- ton shuttle prepping for round 2. hey, dad, what's that? it's the shuttle. parked in the slow lane. cbs reporter juan fernandez explains its next mission is to go over delicate roads. >> reporter: people came to see it on manchester and cienega. >> it's amazing. i never seen it before. >> it's big. >> it looks like a giant toy. >> it's incredible. no words. >> reporter: work crews were using a computer operator transporter moving it to a smaller dolly. the weight of the shuttle and transporter can't cross the bridge over the 405. edison crews were a few miles ahead taking down streetlights that might affect the journey. >> we're right on schedule. everything is going well. the only thing that has me nervous is we don't totally control it but the team is confident we'll get to it. that utility work is really the critical task we have to get through. >> reporter: for the bridge crossing an unmodified toyota tundra truck from a local dealership will tow it. an l.a. stuntman will be behind th
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Oct 13, 2012 11:00pm PDT
in los angeles can be a bit blase about seeing stars. yet, seeing a starship is a show even hollywood cannot rival. >> it's awesome. so big too. i can't believe it's going down the street. >> reporter: you don't normally see a space shutting outside a donut shop. crowds could read the numbers on the tiles. >> i want to see it, because i never saw it. and i wanted to be an astronaut. >> reporter: moving a 78-ton spacecraft in the second- largest city in the country is an endeavor in itself. they walk alongside the giant rig, guiding it with a wireless joystick. the driver says the crowd has been routeing for him. >> there's some real enthusiasm, when we worked our way through a real tight spot. >> reporter: on some neighborhood streets, the shuttle's 78-foot wing span didn't have room to spare. >> we put taller power polls in and we raised the wire to a higher clearance, that way we can get the power on for the consumers in this area. >> reporter: the streets also had to be reinforced with 2700 metal plates. this whole thing ways 375,000 pounds. >> this is the only time it's
CBS
Oct 7, 2012 11:00pm PDT
their performans to make light of his own ine >>> the stars came out for president obama in los angeles tonight and he used their performances to make light of his own in the presidential debate. >> they performed flawlessly, night after night. i can't always say the same. [ laughter ] >> the president was referring to katy p and jennifer -- katy perry and jennifer hudson who performed before him. >> meanwhile, republican presidential candidate mitt romney came pained in florida. at a rally he said he was confident he will win florida and move into the white house in january. later he stopped by a restaurant to shake hands and pick up take out. >>> one issue facing voters deals with food labeling. proposition 37 would require producers label food that contain modified organisms. opponents insist the foods are fda approved and safe. >> modified foods are no different than any other type of ingredient. that is why they don't require labeling. >> it is problematic, there are health concerns that are showing up in studies. >> voters favor prop 37 by a margin of 2-1. >>> another priv
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Oct 7, 2012 7:30am PDT
rate of his presidency. he will stop in los angeles and san francisco and keen near bakers field where he will designate a national monument at the home of say sar chavez, he died in 93 and did much of his work for farm workers while living in east san jose. >>> coming up on face the nation, bob shaffers guests include axle rod, advisor to the obama campaign. >>> both sides of the bay, won divisional series. >> it's only day one and a look at how the giants did at home and how the a's performed on the road in detroit. >> is there any sign the worst is behind us with the sudden rise in gas prices? the latest number from here in the bay area. >>> we have changes in the weather department. we will start with a few low cloud and cover the highs far off yesterday's readings and changes midweek. bound to happen. california gas prices have , bound to happen. california gas prices have t an all-time average high . >>> gas prices here in california hit an all time average high. a gallon of regular unled second $4.73 in the san francisco area, up $0.05 from yesterday. more than $0.20 since
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Sep 30, 2012 5:30pm PDT
., los angeles times poll 38% of voters favor getting rid of it while 51% want to keep it. however, that gap narrows when voters find out that prop 34 requires convicted killers to work in prison and give their earnings to victim's families. we talked to supporters and opponents of the measure. >> right now, death row inmates sit in private cells, watching tv, talking to their lawyers, prop thor putting an end to that and puts -- prop 34 putting an end to that and puts them to work. >> reporter: and it sentences them to life in prison without the possibility of parole and every person convicted of murder to work in prison and pay restitution to the victim's families. representatives from both sides spoke on cbs 5 eyewitness news this morning. >> i think when i read the cases of the people who are on death row it is stunning in the evil that we are looking at. >> reporter: steve, the district attorney for san moteo. >> there needs to be a difference between people who commit more evil murders than others. >> reporter: statistics show the punishment that is meant for the worst of the
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Oct 19, 2012 1:35am PDT
or risk getting a bad agreed. a mother whose son attends the los angeles county high school for the arts says students were given homework requiring them to ask their family and friends for donations. she says students were given a script of what to say and had to provide proof that they sent out at least ten requests. >> there has to be something illegal about grading a student based on how much money they can bring in or even proof that they are out soliciting donation. this is a public school. >> the school is tuition free and receives state funding. the district says the fund- raising effort was supposed to be part of the walk for the arts, organized by a volunteer group of parents. and it is looking into the matter. >>> whether you are looking for a new restaurant to try or a hotel to stay in, lots of people use yelp. but it turns out many online reviews that look real are quite fake. cbs 5 reporter julie watts shows us how yelp is going undercover to keep companies from gaming the system. >> how often do you use online reviews? >> every day, all the time. >> do you trust those
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Oct 11, 2012 11:00pm PDT
journey it has ever faced, navigating the streets in los angeles. the shuttle will inch its way from l.a.x. to the california science center. the clearances will be as little as six inches in some spots. >> and what do you do then? >> we just move very carefully, slowly. we tell people to open their windows. >> the shuttle will shuffle along between one and two miles an hour aboard a multi-million dollar transporter that can turn on a dime, allowing endeavour to zig and zag its way past trees and buildings and other obstacles. >>> well, the new iphone knows where you are at all times. turns out, apple has quietly started tracking users again and telling advisers what they want to know. you don't like it? well, here's how to opt out. it's not that easy. pay attention. >> reporter: keeping advertisers from tracking you through your iphone is a lot harder than it should be. from here, where do you think you would go to turn off that tracking? >> hmm. >> reporter: everyone we asked outside the apple store in palo alto, thought you would turn off tracking by going under the privacy settin
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Oct 23, 2012 5:00pm PDT
chang is a technology reporter for the "los angeles times" and says there's a reason behind apple's back-to-back announcements. >> a lot of it is because the holiday season is coming up and for any retailer anyone who sells products you want to get in before the november period starts. >> reporter: apple has already sold 100 million ipads since their debut two years ago. the company hopes when it goes on sale that number will multiply. bigad shaban cbs 5. >> a new mall in the tri-valley area set to open in time for the holiday shopping season. and they are looking for workers. hundreds showed up for a job fair today in livermore. the new paragon out let's will feature 120 designer shops. the second of two job fairs held at the mall of. >> i walked in with resumes. i walk out with two job offers. >> the center is settle to open november 8. >>> it's the hottest ticket in town and there are still seats available to see the world series but cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts tells us fans need to shop carefully and be prepared. >> reporter: as of this morning, there were more than
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Oct 15, 2012 6:00pm PDT
science exhibit. the shuttle slowly rolled past crowds in los angeles yesterday headed for the california science center. just getting the giant space craft there was an astronomical challenge. >> it got here without a scratch and i promised the commander. he said at the title transfer ceremony, please don't scratch it and we didn't. >> endeavor will be housed eventually in a new facility, but until then, the public can seeing it starting october 30th at the science center. >>> the skydiver who took a supersonic leap from 24 miles above the about. that's him. -- the earth. that's him, felix baumgartner reached speeds of more than 700 miles an hour. >> reporter: felix baumgartner makes history. he jumps from 128,000 feet above the earth. 24 miles up. higher than anyone before him. he spins for a few harrowing moments, but stabilized quickly. >> i was always trying to find out how to stop this. i was putting one arm out and it didn't work. when you travel at that speed, you don't feel the air at all. >> reporter: in the first seconds, he broke another record. no one had ever gone through th
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Oct 25, 2012 6:00pm PDT
maintain care. >>> first lady michelle obama was in los angeles today for a fundraiser hosted by one of hollywood's super couples. actor will smith and his wife helped raise serious campaign cash. here's cbs reporter kristine lazar. >> reporter: the motorcade for first lady michelle obama pulled up to the gates of the sprawling 300-acre calabasas estate of will and jada pinkett smith. inside a $2,500 a plate luncheon to raise money for her husband's campaign. >> i think she is statuesque, beautiful, intelligent and has everything going for her. >> reporter: sheriff's and the secret service kept protestors and the media across the street. but this family described the scene inside as intimate and uplifting. >> she was absolutely fantastic. inconspired. you would be fired up after listening to her. >> reporter: one guest shared this cell phone of the first lady addressing guests who dined on fish under a white tent. she encouraged guests to take out their checkbooks and write a check to the obama victory fund. $10,000 got supporters a photos with mrs. obama. $40,000 afforded them a one-on
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm PDT
in los angeles, so not here. and the highest average price in california history was $4.61 in 2008. >>> now, one manteca gas station owner has locked his pumps yesterday and refused to sell he is he so fed up. he couldn't stomach being forced to charge nearly $5 a gallon. he is back in business today and keeping prices as low as possible but says his costs have increased nearly a dollar a gallon in a week and he hopes drivers will spend money inside his shop to help keep him afloat with these high gas prices. we make it easy to find the cheapest gas in your neighborhood. go to cbssf.com/gas. enter your zip code and get the best local price. >>> now, if you live on one of the 31 million acres of land covered by cal fire, you may be questioning that $150 fire fee you recently received. well, so is the taxpayers association which sued today along with 11 plaintiffs from across the state. they say the fire fee is actually an illegal tax that should have required a two- thirds vote in the legislature. the fees sent out to more than 800,000 californians are expected to raise more than $8
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Oct 30, 2012 5:00am PDT
today at the california science center in los angeles. some astronauts will be on hand for the grand opening of the new shuttle display. it attracted thousands as it was moved from l.a.x. to the museum this month. it will move to a new week at the museum in five years. >>> 5:26. in the next half hour, sandy of course living up to the hype. >> millions in new york city are left in the dark. we have team coverage on the storm's trail of destruction. >> and as the storm changes, so do flights. what air travelers can expect today. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, millions of people are witht power or mass transit and my areas are floode >>> sandy hammers the east coast leaving destruction in her path. millions
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00am PDT
area appearance before next month's election. the president played to a roomful of stars in los angeles last night using their performances to make light of his own in last week's debate. >> they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >>> the crowd got a laugh out of that. the president was referring to singers katy perry and jennifer hudson who took the stage before him. president obama will visit a home near bakersfield where cesar chavez's home is being made a national monument. the president will arrive at sfo at 1:40 this afternoon with a private fundraising dinner in san francisco, then a public concert and rally at bill graham civic auditorium with singer john legend. the president will spend the night in san francisco. >>> republican presidential candidate mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech today in virginia. romney is expected to say it's time for america to change course in the middle east and accused president obama of passive leadership in the world. >> when i'm president i will take the care that it takes to rebui
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm PDT
afternoon and partly cloudy skies from los angeles to new york city which finely gets a little bit of sunshine, high 64. overnight lows tonight mostly in the 40s a little chillier at santa rosa. 47 degrees there. 53 fairfield. let's do it by the numbers. south bay the same as today. we came down in the north bay and up in the south bay a little bit today. tomorrow's numbers in the 70s for the most part. 74 pittsburg, antioch and brentwood. napa 73. north bay nice, santa rosa at 73. bodega bay 62. daly city 64. showers lingering through thursday morning and warm toward the weekend saturday and sunday. the numbers in the upper 70s and low 80s inland. and then next monday and tuesday a week from now, it looks nice and warm. and speaking of hot, about time for the bay area's sports teams. we'll get an update after a break. i don't spend money on gasoline. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how
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Oct 24, 2012 5:00pm PDT
often resemble los angeles. and with as many as 48,000 new jobs on the way, streets and freeways could turn into parking lots. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez on the ideas being kicked around to prevent that gridlock. >> i don't even take the freeway anymore because it's so bad. >> yeah, mostly ride to work, there's a lot of bad traffic. >> it's pretty ugly stop and go traffic. actually it's a hell of a lot more stops than go in a lot of cases. >>> reporter: they are talking about getting to work in mountain view's north shore line area. the home turf of google and other fast growing high-tech companies wedged between the bay and 101 with only two roads into the area, it's now stacking up as one of the worst commutes in silicon valley. city council member laura masias says it could be getting worse. >> we could expect as many as 30,000 more people. that has not been approved so we need to plan for it carefully. >> reporter: that would nearly double the number now work in the area. >> i commute 7 miles and it takes me 30 to 35 minutes to get here. >> reporter: but window installer bill
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Sep 30, 2012 6:30pm PDT
shows that californians are reluctant to abolish the death penalty. the los angeles times poll shows 38% of voters favor getting rid of it and 51% want to keep t. however, that gap narrows when voters are told the ballot issue will require convicted killers to work in prison and give their earnings to victim's families. we have more on the challenge facing both sides to make their point. >> right now, death row inmates sit in private cells, watching tv, talking to their lawyers, prop 34 putting an end to that and puts them to work. >> reporter: but makes them no longer death row inmates. sentencing them to life if prison without the possibility of parole. it also requires every person convicted of murder to work in prison and pay restitution to the victim's families. representatives from both sides spoke on cbs 5 eyewitness this morning. >> i think when i read the cases of the people who are on death row it is stunning in the evil we are looking at. >> reporter: steve is the district attorney for san mateo county. he is antiprop 34. >> there needs to be, in our society, some di
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Oct 14, 2012 7:30am PDT
on space shuttle endeavour's crawl to its home in los angeles. >>> we're starting out foggy but we'll end sunny. we'll talk about that and have a look at a warmer week ahead after the break. the space e endeavour is now about to reach its final ,,,, >> going to be a nice day in the bay area ,,,,,,,,,, destination. this is a live picture of te shuttle movi >>> the space shuttle is about to reach its final destination, it was supposed to arrive at 9 p.m. you're looking live now in los angeles, you can see it's still making its slow crawl down that residential street, expected to arrive at the california science museum at expedition park in about the next hour. >>> the endeavour ran into hurdles through the trip of angels, the rig carrying the shuttle had to undergo maintenance, there was lot of physical obstacles like building edges in trees. it came within inches of these things. a very challenging move there for the space shuttle. it's going torbay to be arriving within the next hour. >>> we have a lot of thingings going on in our neck of the woods. >>> the space shuttle sufferi
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Oct 12, 2012 5:00am PDT
>>> this is a live look from los angeles as the space shuttle endeavour makes a long slow trip to its retirement home. it's being transferred through city streets from los angeles international airport to the california science center at exposition partnering. cool to watch there. the 170,000-pound spacecraft will eventually be on display at the museum. >> this is a very tricky process. 4 transporters will help negotiate the shuttle along a 12-mile loop where in some cases it will be just inches away from building. >> some places the wing tips will extend beyond the boundaries of the streets over the sidewalk. >> just move slowly. we tell people to open their windows as the wings come by. >> that's why it's slow. 2 miles per hour trees other obstacles have to be removed along the route to accommodate the unusually wide load. the shuttle will travel at speeds up to 2 miles per hour. that's a crawl. >> late last night it's going to take 48 hours. they have to maneuver it and push it. another chance for people to say good-bye. >> that's a traffic mess in l.a., too. >> that's a never-
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Oct 7, 2012 6:30pm PDT
to the state. mr. obama has >>> in campaign 2012, president obama is in los angeles tonight. his first stop on a two day trip to the state. mr. obama has three events in la including a rally featuring george clooney, stevie wonder and jennifer hudson. 9 of those visits on this trip. tomorrow president obama will attend a campaign fundraiser at the bill graham civic auditorium in san francisco. final bay area visit before the election. already raised more than $30 million in california. earlier in the day, he'll be in the central valley to announce caesar should have ez national -- chavez national monument. >>> battleground state of florida. he was confident he will win florida and move into the white house in january. later he stopped by a seafood restaurant to shake hands and pick up take out. >>> food labeling is the subject of a controversial initiative on the november november ballot. proposition 37 would require food -- both sides discussed the issue on cbs 5 this morning. supporters of proposition 37 say genetic engineering forces insec at this sized into food. opponents ar
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Oct 20, 2012 5:30pm PDT
happened north of los angeles. the 50-year-old woman was walking her dogs yesterday when she surprised a black bear and her cubs. the bear swiped at her and she fell down an embankment. she played bed. the bear lost interest and wandered away. >> i'm not surprised there's lots of bears around here. i have seen them. i have never had any issues. >> state fish & game authorities say the bear does pose a threat to humans and if they catch it they will put it down. there have been 15 confirmed bear attacks in california since 1980. >>> somebody to keep in mind when on train runs in the hills. >> my concern is mountain lions. this is a good time tomorrow to use your sunday effectively to look around, perhaps the gutters need a little bit of cleaning, because we do have rain in the forecast. it's live, it's our cbs 5 weather camera. official sunout is at 6:24. getting a hill glare off the camera lens there. otherwise, we currently have clear skies at the coast. air temperature very odd, santa rosa at 76, that confirms the relative humidity is down to 32%. south winds. in the 50s ot
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
before next month's election. the president spent the night in los angeles after an appearance before a roomful of stars last night. he used their performances to make light of his own in last week's debate. >> they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> he was referring to singers who took the stage before him. >>> this morning, president obama will visit ke. ne near bakersfield where the home of farm labor leader cesar chavez is being made a national monument. the president will arrive at sfo about 1:40 this afternoon. he has a private fundraising dinner in san francisco then a public concert and rally at bill graham civic auditorium. the president had spend the night in san francisco. >>> republican presidential candidate mitt romney will deliver a speech in virginia calling for the u.s. to take a more assertive role in syria, put conditions on aid to egypt and tighten sanctions on iran. with a month to go to the election national polls show the race for the white house is tightening. >>> right now california is the most expensive place for gas in
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Oct 23, 2012 6:00pm PDT
long line of other gadgets including the iphone 5. andrea chang is a technology reporter for the "los angeles times" and says there's a reason behind apple's back-to- back announcements. >> a lot of it is because the holiday season is coming up and for any retailer anyone who sells products you want to get in before the november period starts. >> reporter: apple has already sold 100 million ipads since their debut two years ago. the company hopes when it goes on sale that number will multiply. bigad shaban cbs 5. san jose, california. >>> we are going to check our doppler weather see if there's any rain for the world series. >> world series is here tomorrow? >> this just in! >> big baseball world will be focusing on san francisco coming up tomorrow. detroit is in town. they had their practice under sunny skies today. but the real thing tomorrow may have a few showers out there. here's hi-def doppler. it is the strongest radar in town. perfect position to see those juicy storms that come out of north and west. we're not seeing it on them imagine but watch what happens when we zoom out.
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Oct 26, 2012 6:00pm PDT
in los angeles follows the money. >> i can show it to you right can i show it to you right now? >> reporter: the governor didn't want to look at our video. we caught this caltrans employee buying a case of wine, this one shopping for shoes, this one buying food. all driving away in these $30,000 pickup trucks rented by caltrans with your money. you're on state time. you just bought a case of wine. >> no comment. >> that's a rental right there. >> reporter: we found employees using dozens of these new pickup trucks. >> ford f-150. >> reporter: rented by caltrans. even though the agency had been ordered by the governor to reduce its fleet to save money. caltrans has put the for sale sign on more than 1300 vehicles since the governor's directive. but according to documents the agency is renting as many as 200 vehicles a month. we discovered monthly bills of 30, 40, $50,000, some more than $100,000, we found in just the first nine months of this year. that cost taxpayers three- quarters of a million dollars. the agency claims the trucks are needed to conduct state business and can
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Oct 24, 2012 6:00pm PDT
break in san bernardino county and injuring a sheriff's deputy in los angeles. >>> a new round of promotions today inside the oakland police department and it means more than just a group of officers getting pay raises. cbs 5 reporter da lin on how it could help the city steer clear of a federal takeover. >> reporter: a joyous time for 16 oakland police officers getting a promotion. not only is it a significant event for the officers and their families, it's also a big day for oakland. [ applause ] >> reporter: city leaders can now check off one of the final tasks to prevent a federal take overof the police force. >> negotiate settlement agreement they wanted to make sure that we had one sergeant for every 8 officers and this move will allow us to make that criteria. >> reporter: mayor quan says the city is now down to three or four tasks before it's in complete compliance with the court's mandate. >> this is a step in the right direction. something that was much-needed. >> reporter: city leaders acknowledge these newly promoted sergeants, lieutenants and captains will face many c
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Oct 30, 2012 6:00am PDT
she was a graduate from usc in los angeles. now, here are pictures out of new jersey that show the extreme damage. this morning, there is an ongoing rescue effort after a huge flow of water flooded a small town in the northern part of the state. atlantic city became an extension of the atlantic ocean. seaweed and ocean debris swirled in the knee deep water covering downtown streets. take a look at this. these are live pictures out of new york this morning. the snapped construction crane is right now dangling 75 stories high over a construction project. it broke yesterday afternoon when the winds pounded manhattan. a nearby hotel was evacuated in case the snapped portion of the machinery crashed. and as you heard this morning, 7.4 million homes are without power on the east coast and that number could rise. pg&e tells us this morning it is sending more than 150 employees some from northern california to help restore power there. live in studio, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> sandy is no longer a hurricane or a tropical storm. but it is still massive and still doing some dam
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Oct 23, 2012 6:00am PDT
. again this is in southern california. just north of los angeles. eight big rigs involved in this accident. one person was possibly trapped in one of these big rigs. no word on injuries. there are over 400 gallons of fuel spilled in the roadway and again rain and slick surfaces may have been a factor in this accident but again it is really causing a big traffic mess through there south 5 so, you know, check the roads if you are traveling towards the southern parts of california today. that's traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> 2012 presidential debates are behind us. and the election believe it or not two weeks from today. between now and then president obama and mitt romney will spend most of their time in the battleground states. cbs reporter randall pinkston joins us from florida the site of the final debate with a little play-by-play on what happened. >> frank, it was a fight to the finish another doozy of a debate mitt romney accusing president obama of a series of foreign policy failures. for example, romney pointing to the failure to stop iran's nuclear program. bu
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Oct 11, 2012 10:00pm PDT
the toughest part of its final journey. the streets of los angeles. with a wing clearance of 6 inches, sidewalks on martin luther king boulevard and crenshaw will be closed. the shuttle is so big, it will move at 1 to 2 miles an hour. and the company that picked the 12-mile route hopes this is the last time they have to move a spaceship. >> this is the largest vehicle ever moved on earth on the ground ever. and i think we have had enough. >> every precaution is being taken with four spotters and a driver who will use a wireless control panel to carefully ma maneuver the transporter. >> good evening, everybody. today, cool, cloudy, more scattered rain showers. today, you want to see how cool it was? take a welcome at look at some of the numbers. fremont at 64. otherwise 57 degrees in san francisco. when typically we should be sporting 70 degrees. tonight overnight into the 40s and 50s. the winds continue to blow out of the west. 10 to 20 miles per hour. that right there, that is the cutoff area of low pressure. we have been describing that for over a week. finally digging ever so sligh
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